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Friday, 11 August 2017 11:00

NRB registration equipment stolen in Chiradzulu

Written by  Emily Kaliwo

CHIRADZULU, August 11: A Biometric Registration Kit containing National Registration Bureau (NRB) National Identity Card registration equipment has been stolen at Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in Chiradzulu, Officer In-Charge (OC) for Chiradzulu Police, Kenneth Semani, has confirmed.

In an interview on Thursday, Semani said the incident happened on Tuesday after a camera of one of the NRB Clerks, Innocent Adson, 32, of Kaponola Village in Traditional Authority (TA) Mkanda in Mchinji ran out of power and arrangements were made with Sergeant Teputepu of PIM Police Unit to charge it at Teputepu’s house during the night.

“It is alleged that at around 1:00 am, unknown people broke the sitting room window by removing a burglar bar to enter the house where the camera was being charged and managed to move it from where it was. Adson and Teputepu were asleep but Teputepu woke up after hearing a certain noise. He then discovered that there was a thief who managed to run away with a bag after hitting him with a burglar bar on his hand,” said the O/C.

Assistant District Registrar (ADR) for Chiradzulu, Clara Banda, also confirmed the robbery saying the Biometric Registration Kit (BRK 1013) consists of a fixed camera, laptop, printer, power bank, finger print scanner and document scanner.

According to the police, no one has been arrested in connection to the robbery but they are still investigating the matter and urging the public to assist them with information that can lead to the arrest of the culprits and recovery of the items.

Currently, the registration exercise is still in progress in the district using equipment from additional equipment from other clerks.